[ dih-van ]
/ dɪˈvæn /

adjective (esp. of chicken or turkey breast)

sliced and baked in a casserole with broccoli and hollandaise sauce.

Origin of divan

of uncertain origin; perhaps a representation in E spelling of French divin divine
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British Dictionary definitions for most-divan


/ (dɪˈvæn) /


  1. a backless sofa or couch, designed to be set against a wall
  2. a bed resembling such a couch
(esp formerly) a room for smoking and drinking, as in a coffee shop
  1. a Muslim law court, council chamber, or counting house
  2. a Muslim council of state
a collection of poems
(in Muslim law) an account book
Also called (for senses 2–5): diwan

Word Origin for divan

C16: from Turkish dīvān, from Persian dīwān
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